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Nov 10, 2020This week’s theme
Words having all five vowels and in order
This week’s words
Acedia (detail from The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things)
Art: Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1500
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Characterized by apathy, boredom, or sloth.
From Latin acedia, from Greek akedia, from a- (not) + kedos (care). Earliest documented use: 1609. Also see acedia.
“His life of shameless self-indulgence, love of hunting, and scornful disregard of the rule in matters of labor, study, and claustration [confinement] show him to be an acedious monk.”
Robert M. Correale & Mary Hamel; Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales, Volume 2; D.S. Brewer; 2002.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A merely fallen enemy may rise again, but the reconciled one is truly vanquished. -Friedrich Schiller, poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright (10 Nov 1759-1805)
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